Jeezy speaks onstage during REVOLT World 2023 Presented By Walmart at Pangaea Studios on September 23, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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"Hustlaz Ambition": Here's How Rap Mogul Jeezy Rose From the Bottom of the Map to the Top of the Charts

Jeezy's discography has had a significant impact on rap culture. Here are all the details on his net worth, investments, and more.


Feb. 29 2024, Published 12:01 a.m. ET

Over the years, Jeezy has carved a niche out for himself in the entertainment industry, not just because of his distinct tone, but also for his role as a savvy entrepreneur.

He has mastered the art of celebrity while managing to harness financial wellness beyond the success of chart-topping hits.

Jay Wayne Jenkins, who is famously known as Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy) has created a career out of delivering culturally relevant lyrics. Some of the back-to-back hitmaker's most well-known songs include hits like “Soul Survivor,” “Put On,” and “My Hood."

Here is what we know about the dynamics of his family, his businesses, and what he is up to these days.

jeezy attends gq men of the year party
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Jeezy arrives at the GQ Men of the Year Party 2023 at Bar Marmont on November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

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Jeezy’s net worth comes from multiple sources of income.

Jeezy's legacy in hip-hop is often underrated, yet distinctively relevant. While he has had impressive collaborations throughout his 27-year career, his ability to turn his passion into financial stability and longevity is what has solidified him as one of the most respected rappers.

Beyond the beats, Jeezy has shown his business acumen across various ventures. He quietly built wealth through strategic partnerships.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the rapper is worth $10 million, but other sources suggest that the figure could be much higher. From clothing lines to alcohol brands, Jeezy has made himself an indisputable businessman and was once included on Forbes’ list of highest-paid rappers.

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Rapper, Businessman

Net worth: 10 million

Jeezy is a highly influential figure in the rap game whose impact extends beyond his music. He's best known for hits like "Soul Survivor" and "Put On." Jeezy and his wife, The Real host Jeannie Mae welcomed a child in 2022, however, they have since filed for divorce. Jeezy is also a father to two other children from previous relationships.

Birth name: Jay Wayne Jenkins

Birth date: September 28, 1977

Birth Place: Columbia, SC

Spouse: Jeannie Mai (m. 2021)

Kids: 4

Mother: Sandra Rose

“I have a steakhouse, a spirits company — I’ve built and sold spirits. I don’t know if you know about Avión tequila,” Jeezy told Forbes New Money. “Shoutout to my partner, Ken Austin. We basically built it up, and sold it to Pernod Ricard, which is probably one of the biggest deals of the year on the low.”

During the interview, Jeezy also shared that while music was a bridge for his success, he understood the dynamics of the music business because he came into the game as a CEO.

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Jeezy's private life has been in the news a lot lately.

In 2021, Jeezy married TV host and personality Jeannie Mai Jenkins, but the two filed for divorce just two years later. According to reports, the couple is embroiled in a heated legal battle for custody of their two-year-old daughter, Monaco.

Additionally, there have also been significant disputes about their prenuptial agreement.

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Prior to his relationship with Jeannie, Jeezy was involved in other notable relationships.

While some were fleeting, others piqued significant attention from the public eye — including his relationship with Keyshia Cole and Khloe Kardashian. Other than that, the rapper has been relatively private about his personal life.

Along with his daughter with Jeannie, Jeezy has two other children from previous relationships. His oldest son, Jadarius is an aspiring rapper who goes by YB Landlord. He also has another daughter, Amra, who he shares with his ex, Mahlet “Mahi” Gebremedhin.

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